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New and Published Books

  1. Routledge Library Editions: Hamlet

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Hamlet

    Reissuing works originally published between 1919 and 1988, Routledge Library Editions: Hamlet (4 volume set) offers a selection of scholarship on the Shakespearean tragic play. Classic previously out-of-print works are brought back into print here in this small set of dramatic and literary...

    Published November 26th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Form and Meaning in Drama

    A Study of Six Greek Plays and of Hamlet

    By H. D. F. Kitto

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Hamlet

    Analysing six Greek tragedies - the Orestes triology, Ajax, Antigone and Philoctetes - and Hamlet, this book also contains a chapter on the Greek and the Elizabethan dramatic forms and one on religious drama. This is an important work from an author respected for a constructive and sensitive...

    Published November 26th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Shakespeare's “Hamlet” bound with The Problem of "Hamlet"

    By A. Clutton-Brock, J. M. Robertson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Hamlet

    This volume combines two classic works on Hamlet, first published in 1919 and 1922. The first book's original description says that it contains a theory which attempts to explain an everlasting problem - it insists that Hamlet is neither a failure not an accident, but a very great work of art. In...

    Published November 26th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Hamlet's Fictions

    By Maurice Charney

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Hamlet

    "But in a fiction, in a dream of passion..." In an extended commentary on this passage this book offers a rationale for the excellence and primacy of this play among the tragedies. Throughout, emphasis is placed on Hamlet's fantasies and imaginations rather than on ethical criteria, and on the...

    Published November 26th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Hamlet: Critical Essays

    Edited by Joseph G. Price

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Hamlet

    A comprehensive collection of the best writing about this Shakespearian play, both as dramatic literature and theatrical performance, this book is an excellent resource companion to the text. This collected wisdom was originally published in 1986. It contains pieces of commentary from as far back...

    Published November 26th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Shakespeare on Silent Film

    A Strange Eventful History

    By Robert Hamilton Ball

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Film and Literature

    In 1899, when film projection was barely three years old, Herbert Beerbohm Tree was filmed as King John. In his highly entertaining history, Robert Hamilton Ball traces in detail the fate of Shakespeare on silent films from Tree’s first effort until the establishment of sound in 1929. The silent...

    Published April 17th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Shakespearean Films/Shakespearean Directors

    By Peter S. Donaldson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Film and Literature

    Originally published in 1990, this book brought a new rigor and subtlety to the interpretation of film adaptations of Shakespeare. Drawing on traditional literary analysis, psychoanalysis, and current film theory about gender and subjectivity, the author combines close readings of seven films with...

    Published April 17th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Shakespeare's Early Tragedies

    By Nicholas Brooke

    First published in 1968. Shakespeare's Early Tragedies contains studies of six plays: Titus Andronicus, Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, Richard II, Julius Caesar and Hamlet. The emphasis is on the variety of the plays, and the themes, a variety which has been too often obscured by the belief in a...

    Published March 27th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Shakespeare's Poetic Styles

    Verse into Drama

    By John Baxter

    First published in 1980. At their most successful, Shakespeare's styles are strategies to make plain the limits of thought and feeling which define the significance of human actions. John Baxter analyses the way in which these limits are reached, and also provides a strong argument for the idea...

    Published March 27th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Shakespeare's Tragedies

    By G B Harrison

    First published in 1951. G B Harrison here recognizes that Shakespeare's tragedies were intended for performance in a theatre and that the playwright's conspicuous gift among his contemporaries was a sympathy for joy and sorrow, pity and terror, and right and wrong of his people. The plays covered...

    Published March 27th 2013 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance
    By Various
    To Be Published July 14th 2014
  2. Shakespearean Stage Production: Then and Now
    By Cécile de Banke
    To Be Published July 14th 2014
  3. Translation, Poetics, and the Stage: Six French Hamlets
    By Romy Heylen
    To Be Published July 14th 2014
  4. On Directing Shakespeare
    By Ralph Berry
    To Be Published July 14th 2014
  5. Shakespeare in Performance: Castings and Metamorphoses
    By Ralph Berry
    To Be Published July 14th 2014

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